nitrogen

Press releases

Scientists used a wild grass trait that inhibits soil microbes from producing environmentally-harmful nitrogen compounds. Widespread use of the new technology could lower global use of fertilizers for wheat crops.

Features

A new study identifies global emissions and mitigation hotspots ripe for more efficient nitrogen use in maize and wheat production.

Press releases

A new meta-study confirms that nitrous oxide emissions can be reduced by boosting nitrogen productivity, crop yield and use of “4Rs.”

News

New research shows that the Nutrient Expert decision tool is better for farmers’ fields, extension services and the environment.

Blogs

Don’t underestimate the crucial role nitrogen plays in cereal-based agroecosystems and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Explainers

The most essential nutrient in global crop production is also one of the most challenging to work with.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Features

International gathering highlights cutting edge efforts to improve yields, nutrition, and climate change resilience of a globally vital staple food.

Podcasts

Discover the natural process of nitrogen fixation, which transforms atmospheric nitrogen into a form our bodies can use.

Nutrition, health and food security
Blogs

Winner of the 2018 MAIZE-Asia Youth Innovators Award in the category of “Change Agent” shares her thoughts on tackling hunger.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
News

In this interview, Iván Ortíz-Monasterio, expert on sustainable intensification and wheat crop management, discusses the overuse of nitrogen fertilizer and related consequences, his experience with farmers, and his outlook for the future.

News

This March, the Borlaug Institute of South Asia (BISA) held an international workshop on enhancing Nitrogen use efficiency in wheat using the combined approach of breeding and precision agronomy in Ladhowal, Punjab.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
News

India is one of the world’s largest contributors to global warming, but simple changes in farm management can drastically cut emissions while meeting food demand.